• Aug 17, 2017     

    DVD/Blu-ray: The 5000 Fingers of Dr T

    By Graham Rickson

    A welcome return for Dr Seuss's mind-bending fantasy -- There are lots of ideas bubbling away under the surface of The 5000 Fingers of Dr T. There would have been even more had the studio not panicked after a disastrous preview screening. Half the musical numbers were scrapped, subplots ditched and a new prologue and epilogue inserted. What remains of Roy Rowlands’s 1953 fantasy is described by singer Michael Feinstein in an extra on this release as "a mangled masterpiece". The excised songs have been located, but the missing footage still hasn’t been found.